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news, it was another grilling on the hill today. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius said that the government needed to fix hundreds of problems with the healthcare.gov. we're now learning that you'll have one less set of hands to tackle those issues. the chief officer who was in charge of the technology for the that developed the website has announced that he is retiring from the government. no word yet if he's being pushed out for his role in the sites development. >>> now for the buried lead, don't be surprised if you hear snoop dogg is buying a summer home in portland, maine. that city became the first city to quote, unquote, legalize marijuana. they're following in the foot steps of colorado and washington state which both voted to legalize recreational drug use last november. but what makes these cities a little different, they made something that was legal that was never illegal under statutes. but by passing these proposals, cities and towns have may a stronger leg to stand on in their efforts to change state laws that make it illegal to smoke pot. no wonder t
the administration's back, still have kathleen sebelius' back. i think they just want to know that on this next round, their concerns have been heard and the problems get fixed. >> well, i think that if you're a democrat who is up for election in 2014 and you're not concerned about how this is going, you don't have your head screwed on right. i think there is a lot of nervousness on the hill and a lot of gleeful anticipation of this among republicans, and i think also, although there has been a lot of debate as to how much of a factor this was in virginia, a lot of people, even on the democratic side, have sneaking suspicion that this helped make that a close race. >> you think so? what's your take on this? do you think this had an effect in virginia, i think there's a lot of debate about that, and do you think this really could cause mary landrieu or any of these republicans -- i'm sorry, any of these democrats in purple maybe red-leaning states or maybe solid red states, to lose their jobs? >> i do, and there are a lot of them. i think the biggest problem, the substance of this is terrible but it a
november. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius revealed figures on a conference call with reporters moments ago a call that came two hours after president obama's top i.t. guy finished testifying on capitol hill about what went so wrong. >> the white house had originally claimed that its chief technology officer was too busy to testify about the it continued failings of healthcare.gov so the chairman of the house oversight committee thoughtfully had helped him clear his schedule with a subpoena. >> this was a monumental mistake to go live and effectively explode on the launch pad. >> reporter: todd park, appearing today with other government technology experts at the hearing which more than once devolved into partisan sniping. >> i wasn't insulting your -- >> i take it as an insult. >> park, while taking his lobs for the website's poor performance revealed the number of users it can currently take on at once. >> the system has been comfortably handling at present about 20 to 25,000 current users. >> reporter: great, except that's only about half its intended capacity.
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